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SBI SO Exam 2021 – Best Opportunity for CS / IT Students
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  • Last Updated : 09 Jan, 2021

Needless to say, SBI (State Bank of India) is one of the renowned Government bodies in India. The Public Sector Bank comes up with numerous career opportunities for the candidates regularly. And this time, SBI has announced a recruitment opportunity for all the tech graduates under the CRPD/SCO/2020-21/28 notification for posts Assistant Manager (Systems), Deputy Manager (Systems), IT Security Expert, Project Manager, Application Architect, Technical Lead and under CRPD/SCO/2020-21/29 notification for posts – Assistant Manager (Security Analyst) and Deputy Manager (Security Analyst).

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*The last date to apply for the SBI SO Exam 2021 is January 11, 2021!*

Eligibility Criteria

Now, before moving further, let’s first talk about the eligibility criteria that you need to fulfill to apply for the exam:

1. Age Limit: The maximum age is 28 years for Assistant Manager (Security Analyst), 30 years for Assistant Manager (Systems), 33 years for Deputy Manager (Systems) & Deputy Manager (Security Analyst) and 38 years for other remaining posts (as of October 31, 2020).

2. Educational Qualifications: 



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Academic Qualification

Assistant Manager (Systems) Engineering Graduate in CS / IT / ECE or MCA / M.Sc. (IT) / M.Sc. (CS) from recognized University/ Institute
Deputy Manager (Systems) Engineering Graduate in CS / IT / ECE or MCA / M.Sc. (IT) / M.Sc. (CS) from recognized University/ Institute 
Minimum 5 years’ of work experience
IT Security Expert Engineering Graduate in CS / IT / ECE or MCA / M.Sc. (IT) / M.Sc. (CS) from recognized University/ Institute with 
Minimum 8 years’ of work experience
CISA Certification (Mandatory)
Project Manager Engineering Graduate in CS / IT / ECE or MCA / M.Sc. (IT) / M.Sc. (CS) from recognized University/ Institute with 
Minimum 8 years’ of work experience
PMP Certification from PMI (Mandatory)
Application Architect Engineering Graduate in CS / IT / ECE or MCA / M.Sc. (IT) / M.Sc. (CS) from recognized University/ Institute with 
Minimum 8 years’ of work experience
Technical Lead Engineering Graduate in CS / IT / ECE or MCA / M.Sc. (IT) / M.Sc. (CS) from recognized University/ Institute with 
Minimum 8 years’ of work experience
Assistant Manager (Security Analyst) Engineering Graduate in CS / IT / ECE or MCA / M.Sc. (IT) / M.Sc. (CS) from recognized University/ Institute
Deputy Manager (Security Analyst) Engineering Graduate in CS / IT / ECE or MCA / M.Sc. (IT) / M.Sc. (CS) from recognized University/ Institute 
Minimum 5 years’ of work experience

Also, you can check the detailed eligibility criteria including information like preferred skills, certifications, etc. from the official website

Selection Process and Exam Pattern

The selection of the candidates will be based on the performance in Online Written Test and Interview.

1. Online Written Examination: The online written test will be held in online mode and candidates have to score equal to or above the cut-off marks in this round to get shortlisted for the Interview.

Assistant Manager (Systems), Deputy Manager (Systems), Assistant Manager (Security Analyst) and Deputy Manager (Security Analyst)

Subject

 

No. Of Questions



Maximum marks

Duration

General Aptitude Reasoning 50 50 90 min
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
English Language 35 35
Professional Knowledge General IT Knowledge 75 150 70 min

IT Security Expert, Project Manager, Application Architect, and Technical Lead

Subject

 

No. Of Questions

Maximum marks

Duration
General Aptitude Reasoning 50 50 90 min
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
English Language 35 35
Professional Knowledge General IT Knowledge 25 50 70 min
Role-Based Knowledge 50 100

You must note that except for the Professional Knowledge Paper, other papers will be of qualifying in nature. Also, candidates can opt to answer the questions in any of the mediums – Hindi or English (except for the language paper).

2. Interview: The shortlisted candidates after the online written test will be called for the interview. The Interview will be of 25 marks and the final merit list will be prepared after considering the market Professional Knowledge test and Interview with a weightage of 70:30 respectively.

What to Prepare?

Based on various previous year question papers and other parameters, we’ve compiled a list of the most important topics that you need to cover to crack the exam:

1. Professional Knowledge – For all Posts

2. Reasoning

3. Quantitative Aptitude

4. English

Schedule and Vacancies  

The timeline for SBI SO Exam 2021 is provided below:

Event 

Date

  CRPD/SCO/2020-21/28 CRPD/SCO/2020-21/29
Registration Starts From 22 Dec 2020 22 Dec 2020
Last Date to Apply 11 Jan 2021 11 Jan 2021
Downloading of Call Letter
For Online Exam
22 Jan 2021
Onwards
23 Jan 2021
Onwards
Date of Online Test
Tentative
01 Feb 2021 02 Feb 2021
Result Declaration To be announced To be announced

Candidates will be able to download the call letter for SBI SO Exam 2021 from the official website. The vacancy details for each post are as follows:

  • Assistant Manager (Systems) – 183 
  • Deputy Manager (Systems) – 17
  • IT Security Expert – 15
  • Project Manager – 14
  • Application Architect – 05
  • Technical Lead – 02
  • Assistant Manager (Security Analyst) – 40
  • Deputy Manager (Security Analyst) – 60

How to Apply?

The application form for SBI SO Exam 2021 can be filled in online mode with an application fee of Rs. 750/- for General / OBC / EWS candidates and NIL for SC / ST / PWD candidates. The steps to fill the application form are provided below:

  1. Firstly, you’re required to register yourself from the Official Link of SBI.
  2. Then you’ll be required to enter the basic details such as name, address, etc. in the application form.
  3. After entering the details, you need to upload the required documents like Scanned Photograph, Signature, etc., and after successfully uploading, you have to provide some additional details.
  4. Then after verifying the details, you’ll be required to pay the Application Fee.
  5. Lastly, you’re advised to take a printout of the submitted application form for future use.

You’re strongly recommended to ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the particular exam and provide correct details in the application form as a little mistake from your side can make you lose the remarkable job opportunity!

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